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  • Ground Game Activism in Arkansas

    09/29/2014 3:01:21 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 2 replies
    09/29/14 | Kenny
    If you or anyone you know would like to get involved in defeating liberalism in Arkansas, visit the group AR Women Speak website. You can also email Joanne Filiatreau at mrsphilly@sbcglobal.net. You can even make some money in some of the activism. http://womenspeakoutpac.com/ https://pryortooextreme.com/ https://www.facebook.com/WomenSpeakOutAR
  • My Business is a Muslim Free Zone

    09/29/2014 8:41:10 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 19 replies
    Jan Morgan ^ | 9/29/14
    I officially declare my business, The Gun Cave Indoor Shooting Range, a MUSLIM FREE ZONE. I have made this decision based on the following FACTS 1) The Koran (which I have read and studied thoroughly and (which all muslims align themselves with), contains 109 verses commanding hate, murder and terror against all human beings who refuse to submit or convert to Islam. Don’t take my word for it, click on this blue link and read the verses, HERE. 2) My life has been threatened repeatedly by muslims who are angry that I have studied their koran and am exposing the...
  • Art and its Discontents

    09/27/2014 8:13:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    Every year the annual Delta Exhibition at the Arkansas Arts Center is something to see, if only to think on a) how much art has changed, and b) how much we have. For the one sure indication that we're looking at art, good or bad but never indifferent, is its power to send us into reverie. Walker Percy understood. He called such an experience a repetition. "A repetition," his hero and alter ego Binx Bolling explained in "The Moviegoer," "is the re-enactment of past experience toward the end of isolating the time segment which has lapsed in order that it,...
  • Arkansas Senate: Cotton (R) 47%, Pryor (D) 40%

    09/26/2014 3:20:15 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 18 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 26, 2014
    Republican challenger Tom Cotton has pulled to his largest lead yet over Democratic incumbent Mark Pryor in Arkansas’ race for U.S. Senate. Cotton now picks up 47% of the vote to Pryor’s 40% in the latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Arkansas Voters. Five percent (5%) like some other candidate in the race, while eight percent (8%) are undecided.
  • The Little Rock Nine: How Far Has the Country Come?

    09/26/2014 2:43:59 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 22 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 9/25/14 | Noah Gordon
    Black children went to school with white children. This was in 1957, in Arkansas, in America; this was significant. Three years after the Supreme Court overturned its doctrine of “separate but equal,” Central High School in Little Rock became one of the first practical tests of the principles enshrined in Brown v. Board of Education. Nine black students showed up for the first day of class, only to be turned away by the Arkansas National Guard, operating under Governor Orval Faubus’s orders to “preserve the peace.” Over the next weeks, a constitutional crisis unfurled: Could a governor defy the federal...
  • GOP ticket leads in Arkansas

    09/23/2014 3:56:42 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | September 23, 2014
    GOP ticket leads in Arkansas PPP's newest Arkansas poll finds Republicans leading across the board in the state's key races for this year, led by Tom Cotton with a 43/38 advantage over Mark Pryor and Asa Hutchinson with a 44/38 lead over Mike Ross at the top of the ticket. Cotton's lead is up slightly from 41/39 on our previous poll. Voters aren't in love with him- 40% see him favorably to 41% with an unfavorable opinion. But Pryor continues to have tough approval ratings, with 36% giving him good marks to 51% who disapprove. Both candidates are receiving 77%...
  • ASU reverses decision, players can display crosses

    09/18/2014 7:45:00 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    One News Now ^ | September 18, 2014 | Fred Jackson
    The Christian legal group Liberty Institute says the university has reversed an earlier decision in which it ordered the school's football players not to display a memorial cross decal on the back of their helmets. The football players decided to include the crosses to honor Markel Owens, who was killed in a home invasion, and equipment manager Barry Weyer, who died in a car accident. Liberty Institute calls it a "great victory for the players."
  • Fayetteville Student Required To Change Out Of “Virginity Rocks” T-Shirt

    09/17/2014 11:30:08 AM PDT · by walford · 19 replies
    KFSM-5 Fayetteville, Ark ^ | September 12, 2014 | Dillon Thomas
    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A Fayetteville junior high school made a teenager girl change out of a T-shirt at school this week because the school said it contained sexual content. The T-shirt in question was a shirt that reads “Virginity Rocks” on the front. “It is one of my favorite shirts,” said Chloe Rubiano, an 8th grader at Ramay Junior High in Fayetteville. Rubiano told 5NEWS she got the shirt at a Christian-based festival. “I just really like the shirt because I was always raised that way,” Rubiano said. “I didn’t really think anyone would make a big deal out of...
  • Middle School Bans Teen’s “Virginity Rocks” T-Shirt

    09/16/2014 4:00:23 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 29 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/16/14 | Steven Ertelt
    An Arkansas middle school is under fire for banning a student’s t-shirt which reads “Virginity Rocks.”Although 13-year-old Cloe Rubiano is saving herself for marriage, school officials are unhappy she is sharing that message with students at Ramay Junior High. Rubiano purchased the shirt at a Christian festival to display her pro-life values. The shirt says “Virginity Rocks” on the front, and “I’m loving my husband and I haven’t even met him” on the back.However, when she wore the shirt to school, officials banned the shirt and made her wear a school-issued gym shirt instead, saying the shirt might lead to...
  • Mike Huckabee gears up for 2016 run

    09/16/2014 6:33:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 15, 2014 | Byron York
    Mike Huckabee is leading the Republican presidential race in Iowa. And not by just a point or two: in a new CNN survey, the former Arkansas governor, winner of the 2008 Iowa caucuses, is at 21 percent, with his closest GOP pursuer, Rep. Paul Ryan, nine points behind. Rand Paul is 14 points back, Chris Christie and Jeb Bush 15 behind. Few frontrunners choose not to run. And when Huckabee, not yet a candidate and officially undecided, invited a group of reporters to meet with him at a hotel outside Washington Monday, he certainly looked like a man preparing to...
  • Huck: I’m Better than the Others

    09/15/2014 11:00:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The National Review ^ | September 15, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Former governor Mike Huckabee (R., Ark.) implicitly made the case against Senators Ted Cruz (R., Texas), Rand Paul (R., Ky.), or Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) serving as president during a meeting with reporters about the prospect of his own candidacy. In a roundtable meeting this morning with journalists in Washington, D.C., Huckabee said that he would decide next year whether or not he will run for president, but he already knows he’s unlikely to support any of those freshman senators. “If not me, I would be supportive of someone who has had executive experience and who has been a governor...
  • Student forced to change T-shirt that says 'Virginity Rocks'

    09/15/2014 3:14:47 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    kwch.com ^ | 12:21 PM CDT Sep 15, 2014
    Chloe Rubiano is an 8th grader at Ramey Junior High in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She wore a shirt to school that says 'Virginity Rocks'. She got the shirt at a Christian festival last year. She said, she didn't think anyone would really make a big deal out of it. She wore it at her old school but at Ramay Junior High she was told it would disrupt the classroom.. When she was called to the office Chloe said the administration was worried her shirt would start sexual conversations in class. She said her vice principal told her, 'I love the shirt,...
  • Democrat Mark Pryor struggles to hold Senate seat in Arkansas

    09/13/2014 10:06:31 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 31 replies
    MNcClatchy DC ^ | September 8, 2014 | Anita Kumar
    Jay Gadberry has always voted for Sen. Mark Pryor, a Democrat, despite his own moderately conservative leanings. After all, the two attended college together. Pryor even flew back to Arkansas when Gadberry’s oldest daughter was killed in a car accident a few years ago. “There’s no better guy than Mark Pryor,” said Gadberry, the president of a wealth management company in Little Rock. Yet this year Gadberry plans to vote for Pryor’s Republican opponent, freshman Rep. Tom Cotton, because he’s fed up with the federal government, including its new health care law, which he says is “decimating” the economy. Frustrated...
  • From Blue to Red Overnight

    09/13/2014 9:05:48 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 44 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 22, 2014 | Fred Barnes
    In 1949, Harvard political scientist V. O. Key Jr. declared in his book Southern Politics in State and Nation that in Arkansas “we have the one-party system in its most undefiled and undiluted form.” Other Southern states, nearly as Democratic in those days as Arkansas, gradually became Republican. Arkansas didn’t. One-party Democratic rule in the state lasted another 60 years. It was an amazing Democratic run that didn’t end until 2010. Now Arkansas has emerged as one of the most reliably Republican states in the country. And if Republican Tom Cotton defeats Democratic senator Mark Pryor in November and Republican Asa...
  • Polling avalanche: GOP leads in eight races for Democrat-held Senate seats

    09/08/2014 11:48:43 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 81 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8 Sep 2014 | Guy Benson
    Jim Geragthy, acclaimed author and National Review’s chief campaign analyst, has been grousing about the lack of quality polling in key Senate races this year. His frustration is well-founded. So yesterday must have felt like Christmas in September for Jim and political junkies everywhere, as two pollsters released a deluge of surveys covering the most contested races in the country. In light of the results, I’d expect that national Republicans are kicking off the week with an extra spring in their step, as well. We were leaked an advance copy of last week’s much-anticipated Politico/GWU Battleground poll, which was packed...
  • Football Team Forced to Remove Christian Crosses from Helmets

    09/12/2014 9:34:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    <p>Football players at Arkansas State University were ordered to either remove a Christian cross decal from their helmets or modify it into a mathematical sign after a Jonesboro attorney complained that the image violated the U.S. Constitution.</p> <p>The cross decal was meant to memorialize former player Markel Owens and former equipment manager Barry Weyer, said athletic director Terry Mohajir. Weyer was killed in a June car crash. Owens was gunned down in Tennessee in January.</p>
  • Arkansas State removing cross decal from football helmets

    09/11/2014 9:27:10 AM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 25 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | September 11, 2014 | Dan Wolken
    (RNS) Arkansas State is removing a Christian cross decal from the back of its football helmets after a complaint that it violated separation of church and state, the university said Wednesday (Sept. 10). Athletics director Terry Mohajir said he wanted to fight the decision because the decal was intended to honor former player Markel Owens and equipment manager Barry Weyer, who both died this year. However, Mohajir said he had little choice but to follow advice from the university’s legal counsel to remove or modify the symbol. “My job is to support our players and our coaches in their expression...
  • A Little Clarity in Arkansas as Tom Cotton Opens a Lead

    09/10/2014 12:54:45 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 9/10/14 | Nate Cohn
    There has always been something slightly peculiar about the Republican Party’s designation as the favorite to win the Senate this November. Among the competitive races, it hasn’t had a clear lead in the six states where it needs to win, and it has enjoyed a significant advantage in only three Democratic-held states: in South Dakota, Montana and West Virginia. The Republicans’ advantage has been more about the large number of opportunities across a range of red states, rather than any actual breakthroughs there in which Republicans have taken a big lead. Arkansas could be the first state where the G.O.P....
  • Arkansas shift. Mark Pryor now trails Tom Cotton in NBC/Marist Poll

    09/07/2014 5:29:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/07/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    To finish up the weekend on a bit of a positive note, polling groups around the nation are starting to shift their models from registered voters to likely voters as the days until November shrink. One in particular will be of interest and it’s in the highly contested state of Arkansas. We always thought Mark Pryor was in trouble, but he has been holding on in the polls surprisingly well. This week, the NBC/Marist poll, which previously showed Pryor in a fairly solid position, has taken a big turn and Tom Cotton (who did an interview for Hot Air...
  • Fever Chart: A Report From Arkansas

    09/06/2014 8:46:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 6, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    Remember the good old days when political campaigns and the general hysteria they kicked off didn't begin to mount till after Labor Day? It wasn't just customary, it was almost official -- like the beginning of football season or the college term. Or even an astronomical fact, like the autumnal equinox. There were some parts of the good old days that were actually good, like waiting till the official end of summer to turn up the political heat. But that time passed sometime in the last century before the year-round, 24/7 campaign arrived, and with it the campaign war rooms...
  • Jeb Bush to raise cash for GOP Senate candidates in competitive races

    09/05/2014 6:32:05 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 15 replies
    LA Times ^ | 09/05/2014 | Kurtis Lee
    It’s no secret that Jeb Bush is considering a presidential run in 2016 – despite a less than passionate embrace from the right wing of his party. Now he is trying to build bridges, raising cash for Republicans in tight Senate races. The former Florida governor, the brother of former President George W. Bush and son of former President George H.W. Bush, is set to headline a high-dollar fundraiser this month for five Senate candidates. Sponsored by Floridians for a Senate Majority, the Sept. 23 fundraiser in Tampa will benefit Tom Cotton in Arkansas, Joni Ernst in Iowa, Cory Gardner...
  • The 10 Most Vulnerable Senators

    09/02/2014 3:53:23 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 58 replies
    Roll Call ^ | September 1, 2014 | Kyle Trygstad and Alexis Levinson
    There is a new chart-topper in Roll Call’s latest monthly ranking of the 10 most vulnerable senators. Montana’s appointed Sen. John Walsh was by far the most endangered incumbent in the chamber at the time of the previous installment in early August, but his decision last month to not seek a full term opened the top slot to a couple other worthy contenders. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., is still in a perilous political position, but Louisiana Sen. Mary L. Landrieu has leapfrogged him on the list to become the Senate’s most vulnerable incumbent. The Democrat is pushing hard to eclipse...
  • The 10 Most Vulnerable Senators(Landrieu #1)

    09/02/2014 3:14:16 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    Rollcall ^ | September 1, 2014
    With the elections just two months away, Democratic incumbents overall have run strong-enough campaigns to ensure the fight for the Senate majority remains a tossup — despite a playing field tilted heavily in the GOP’s direction. Republicans, who need a net gain of six seats to take control of the chamber, are expected to get halfway there by picking up the open seats in Montana, South Dakota and West Virginia. Its open-seat opportunities don’t stop there, but the GOP will likely need to defeat at least two sitting senators to win the majority.
  • Karl Rove's PAC Trying to Win Arkansas, North Carolina by Running Left of Pryor, Hagan

    09/01/2014 9:14:04 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Aug 2014 | C. EDMUND WRIGHT
    Karl Rove and his Crossroads GPS PAC are about to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in the senate -- by campaigning to the left of incumbents Mark Pryor and Kay Hagan on behalf of Republican challengers Tom Cotton and Thom Tills. So blatant is this attempt in the latest round of TV ads that the Washington Post teased Rove with a headline that taunted him as a "bleeding heart liberal." Reporter/blogger Greg Sargent said in the story that the two ad campaigns "show Republicans once again hitting Dems from the left on entitlements." Salon ridiculed the North Carolina...
  • Arkansas Senate: Pryor (D) 44%, Cotton (R) 43%

    08/27/2014 3:32:25 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 35 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 27, 2014
    Support for Republican challenger Tom Cotton has slipped a bit, turning the Arkansas Senate race into a dead heat. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Arkansas Voters finds Democratic Senator Mark Pryor with 44% of the vote to Cotton’s 43%. Six percent (6%) like another candidate in the race, and another six percent (6%) are undecided.
  • Crittenden Regional Hospital to close next month (another Obamacare casualty)

    08/25/2014 11:07:48 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 11 replies
    WREG ^ | 25 AUG 14 | George Brown
    WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — After financial losses, fire and special tax passed to support it, Crittenden Regional Hospital is closing. The hospital is no longer admitting people and will close September 7. We are told clinics located within the hospital are looking for alternatives. In a statement, CEO Gene Cashman said, ‘With counsel from national health care consulting firms and the passage of a county-wide sales tax, we had identified a long-term strategic plan that had set our organization on a path to improvement. This summer’s fire and the subsequent shut-down derailed that plan’s success.”
  • Deputies searching for escapee in downtown LR area (illegal alien rapist escapes in Little Rock)

    08/25/2014 9:48:12 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 30 replies
    KATV ^ | 25 AUG 14 | Rusty Mizell
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - Pulaski County authorities are searching for a man who escaped custody Monday morning in downtown Little Rock. Castro Hernandez, 29, was being taken to the Pulaski County courthouse for a hearing on rape charges when he escaped. Witnesses say they saw Castro running from authorities. Castro apparently shed his shirt, which authorities found near the Central Arkansas Library main location. Hernandez is a Hispanic male, 5 feet 1 inch tall and approximately 120 pounds.
  • Inside the Democrats' Plan to save Arkansas - And the Senate

    08/25/2014 5:22:45 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 37 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 24, 2014 | Molly Ball
    Arkansas—No sign announces the purpose of this little storefront. It's a Democratic Party field office. Democrats aren't advertising this office and 39 others; their locations are a closely guarded secret. Arkansas is home to one of the nation's most intense Senate races. Democrat Mark Pryor and GOP Rep. Tom Cotton. Democrats have mounted an ambitious organizing effort of technology intensive on-the-ground engagement. The Republicans don't have an office in Pine Bluff. They have 11 offices open across Arkansas. They've recruited "hundreds" of volunteers, and the RNC has had staff here for almost a year. "We clearly have the largest mobilization...
  • First-Term Congressman Aims to Topple the Pryor Dynasty in Arkansas

    08/21/2014 6:40:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/21/2014 | ALAN GOFORTH
    Arkansas has had its share of political dynasties, first and foremost the Clintons. The Pryor family may run a close second.David Pryor was a Democratic fixture in the state, serving in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate, and as governor. His son, Mark Pryor, now holds the Senate seat he vacated in 1997 and is seeking a third term.Are Arkansans finally getting Pryor fatigue and ready for a fresh face? If so, few Senate candidates nationwide may be more attractive than Republican challenger Tom Cotton.“Roll Call just came out with an article that rated Pryor as the second-most-vulnerable senator...
  • This red-state Democrat just released an ad touting health care reform

    08/20/2014 1:58:19 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 6 replies
    washington examiner ^ | august 20, 2014 | rebecca berg
    Late last year, vulnerable Democratic candidates worried that deep problems with the health care law could sink their chances of keeping a majority in the Senate. Now, suddenly, one red-state Democrat is praising the law in a new television ad — an indicator that public opinion of health care reform might have turned a corner. In the ad, Sen. Mark Pryor and his father, former Sen. David Pryor, recount Mark Pryor's own bout with cancer and his struggle finding health insurance that would cover it. "Mark's insurance company didn't want to pay for the treatment that ultimately saved his life," David Pryor says in the ad. "No one should be fighting...
  • Video: Hillary: When I’m ‘President Again’

    11/08/2007 8:29:18 AM PST · by rwa265 · 65 replies · 247+ views
    CNN "Situation Room" ^ | 11/7/7 | ianschwartz
    Slip of the tongue? Yesterday on CNN’s “The Situation Room” Hillary Clinton spoke about what she would do about licensing illegal immigrants when she is president again. Watch:
  • New book: Being assigned to Hillary Clinton’s Secret Service detail “a form of punishment”

    08/13/2014 6:17:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo! News ^ | August 13, 2014
    There’s no worse assignment for a Secret Service agent than protecting Hillary Clinton, if claims in a controversial new book are to be believed. Ronald Kessler’s book, “First Family Detail,” is filled with salacious revelations about the secret personal lives of the nation’s most high-profile political leaders. “She is so nasty to agents that being assigned to her detail is considered a form of punishment,” Kessler told “Top Line” of Clinton. “It shines a light on her character,” Kessler said. “She claims to be a champion of the little people, and she's going to help the middle class. And, in...
  • Reality TV star and mother sentenced to 10 years behind bars for raping a boy, 13

    08/11/2014 1:35:47 PM PDT · by Controlling Legal Authority · 38 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 10 August 2014 | ALEXANDRA KLAUSNER and DAVID MCCORMACK
    A reality TV Star on TLC's Cheer Perfection has been sentenced to ten years behind bars for raping a 13-year-old boy. TMZ reports that Andrea Clevenger, 34, pleaded guilty to sexual assault and engaging in sexually explicit conduct with a minor at a court hearing on Thursday
  • Arkansas Senate race still a toss up

    08/09/2014 2:33:50 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | August 5, 2014
    PPP's newest Arkansas poll continues to find an incredibly tight race for the Senate. Republican Tom Cotton is at 41% to 39% for Democratic incumbent Mark Pryor, 4% for Green Party candidate Mark Swaney, and 3% for Libertarian Nathan LaFrance. All four PPP surveys of this race in the last year have found the candidates within 3 points of each other one way or another. When supporters of the third party hopefuls are asked who they would choose between the two major party candidates, Cotton's lead remains 2 points at 43/41, suggesting this may be a race where their presence...
  • The Beauty of Blight

    08/01/2014 11:06:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    It's not every day that the New York Times blog devoted to photography -- it's called Lens -- runs a piece about Pine Bluff, Ark. (pop. 47,000). But it did just the other day when Evelyn Nieves' blog post featured the work of William Widmer, a photographer out of New Orleans who was driving through Pine Bluff on his way back home from an assignment in Kansas City, and was stopped cold by what he saw. The town had captivated him. The photographer would wind up spending the rest of the day in Pine Bluff walking its streets, snapping...
  • Manufacuturers' study: New EPA rules could cost Arkansas 10,000 jobs

    07/31/2014 4:15:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    The City Wire ^ | July 31, 2014 | by Wesley Brown
    A study released by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) on Thursday said the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new ozone standards could cause Arkansas to lose more than 10,000 jobs, pay more than $240 million in environmental compliance costs, and shut down most of the state’s coal-fired electric generation. “Manufacturing in the United States is making a comeback, and we’re reducing emissions at the same time, but tightening the current ozone standard to near unachievable levels would serve as a self-inflicted wound to the U.S. economy at the worst possible time,” NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons said. “This rule...
  • Democrats Warn Obama Over Executive Overreach on Immigration

    07/30/2014 10:49:58 AM PDT · by bkopto · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July30, 2014 | Dan Riehl
    Democrat Senators Kay Hagan of North Carolina and Mark Pryor of Arkansas have both now warned Barack Obama against taking “any steps without the approval of Congress" when it comes to dealing with the current illegal immigration crisis. “I’m not for government by executive order. He needs to have statutory authority before he acts,” said Pryor. Meanwhile, via Politico, a spokeswoman for Hagan said, “this is a problem that needs to be solved legislatively and not through executive action.” Additionally, Democrat Senators Landrieu of Louisiana and Begich of Alaska are also urging Obama to act with restraint. “We want him...
  • Can We Do This Again

    07/30/2014 8:19:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    It's the highlight of my year: a visit to Governor's School at Hendrix College in Conway, which brings together promising young people from every corner of the state during the summer between their junior and senior years in high school. It's something for an old man to anticipate, then enjoy, and most important of all, learn from. I always leave refreshed, cheered, buoyed. There's hope after all. It is the great indulgence of the old to lecture the young, and it is the great kindness of the young to pretend to listen. It is a curious experience to be...
  • Mike Huckabee Fans Revolt After He Endorses Lamar Alexander

    07/28/2014 10:41:47 AM PDT · by bkopto · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/28/2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee angered his Facebook fans after endorsing Sen. Lamar Alexander against conservative state Representative Joe Carr last month. Carr has been endorsed by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham for the August 7th primary. And Carr has been relentlessly hammering Alexander for voting for the Senate's amnesty bill even after law enforcement officials warned Alexander that it would lure more illegal immigrants from Central America. Nearly every one of close to 450 comments beneath Huckabee's announcement on his Facebook page blasts Huckabee for supporting Alexander. One Huckabee fan said, "We...
  • BREAKING! Little Rock Air Force Base under lockdown

    07/23/2014 10:21:25 AM PDT · by Arkansas Toothpick · 78 replies
    KATV
    Reports of suspicious individual. No more info available.
  • Democrats may lose Hope in Arkansas despite Clinton legacy

    07/20/2014 2:06:26 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 11 replies
    LA Times ^ | By Lisa Mascaro
    Much has changed since Bill Clinton grew up in this sleepy Arkansas town. The former Clinton home is now a well-appointed museum. The old two-lane road in front grew into a bustling artery leading to a Wal-Mart. Across the street sits a taco truck, whose owner, immigrant Elvia Bello, sells her famous tamales to the small but growing Latino population in the once-segregated community. But perhaps the biggest change of all in a state that once had reliably elected Democrats is the sandwich-board sign on a corner with hand-painted letters announcing: "Tea Party Meeting 4th Thursday 7 p.m." This busy...
  • Democrats may lose Hope in Arkansas despite Clinton legacy

    07/16/2014 6:22:27 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 12 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 15,2014 | Lisa Mascaro
    The former Clinton home is now a well-appointed museum. The old two-lane road in front grew into a bustling artery leading to a Wal-Mart. Across the street sits a taco truck, whose owner, immigrant Elvia Bello, sells her famous tamales to the small but growing Latino population in the once-segregated community. But perhaps the biggest change of all in a state that once had reliably elected Democrats is the sandwich-board sign on a corner with hand-painted letters announcing: "Tea Party Meeting 4th Thursday 7 p.m." The Arkansas target is Sen. Mark Pryor thoroughly embraced by his state six years ago...
  • Body found by Clinton Library in the Arkansas River

    07/14/2014 9:05:35 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 42 replies
    KATV.COM ^ | 14 JULY 2014 | KATV.COM
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - The Pulaski County Sheriff's Water Patrol Unit, in addition to Little Rock and North Little Rock Fire Departments responded to the Arkansas River for reports of a body in the water. Authorities say the body is that of a Little Rock man who was reported missing on July 10.
  • Pryor Starts Reserving Fall Airtime in Pivotal Senate Race

    07/12/2014 6:33:07 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 4 replies
    Roll Call ^ | July 11, 2014 | Kyle Trygstad
    Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor has been buying up fall airtime for a race critical to nearly every hypothetical Republican path to the Senate majority. The two-term Democrat, who faces the fight of his political life against GOP Rep. Tom Cotton, has so far reserved several hundred thousand dollars worth of TV time for the closing six weeks of the race, according to a media-buying source. The Pryor campaign would not comment on its media strategy, but that’s just an opening salvo in a state already seeing a plethora of spending from outside groups and both campaigns. Amid a vigorous on-air...
  • What's Wrong With Tom Cotton?

    07/10/2014 9:24:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | July 8, 2014 | Lauren Fox and David Catanese
    Republicans from Washington to Little Rock are privately distressed that Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., – a candidate once hailed as their most talented U.S. Senate recruit of the cycle – has lost his luster in his challenge to second-term Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor. The overarching problem: While Cotton’s resume is sparkling, his persona is flat. He speaks with authority, but lacks warmth. His wooden delivery is more often academic, lacking an everyday, common touch that’s still essential in a place with slightly less than 3 million people, the smallest state in the south. His slender frame and boyish haircut makes...
  • Tom Cotton slightly ahead of Mark Pryor in Arkansas (poll)

    07/09/2014 2:26:53 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies
    Impact Management ^ | June 29, 2014
    Now, thinking about the U. S. Senate race in 2014… if the candidates are Senator Mark Pryor, the Democrat, and Congressman Tom Cotton, the Republican… For whom would you vote? Press 1. Senator Mark Pryor 43% Press 2. Congressman Tom Cotton 47% Press 3. Undecided 10%
  • Surveillance Video Reveals a Man Beaten, Shot, and Hit by a Car

    07/08/2014 6:57:29 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 8 replies
    Fox 16 ^ | 08 JUL 14 | Staff
    PINE BLUFF, AR - A Pine Bluff man has been left with multiple injuries after police say several suspects in an SUV attacked him on June 30. According to the report, 26-year-old Andrew Lawson was forced into a vehicle and then taken to a Pine Bluff hair salon. It was there, surveillance video shows a fight went from the vehicle to the parking lot. Police say Lawson was shot, beaten, and nearly run over. Lawson said, "I was surprised that it happened." "I'm amazed that I survived, and I'm amazed that someone could do that to another person." Lawson doesn't...
  • Senate moves forward on sportsmen bill

    07/07/2014 5:19:28 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | July 7, 2014 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    The Senate overwhelmingly advanced a bipartisan hunting and fishing bill on Monday – but not before facing objections from liberals who criticized the chamber for failing to act on gun-control measures. Senators voted 82-12 Monday evening to move forward on the sportsmen’s legislation, which would boost hunters and anglers through an array of provisions such as helping to build shooting ranges and loosening federal regulations on lead fishing tackle and bullets. The package is a political boon to the host of red-state Democrats up for reelection this year including the bill’s chief Democratic sponsor, North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan. Sen....
  • Exposed! Bill Clinton Paternity Bombshell: I’m Not Chelsea’s Real Dad!

    06/30/2014 6:20:45 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 153 replies
    National Enquirer ^ | June 30, 2014 | BOB HARTLEIN
    N A revelation that could shatter Hillary Clinton’s bid for the White House, former President Bill Clinton once admitted he wasn’t the biological father of the couple’s only child – daughter Chelsea! That’s the explosive claim of former Clinton aide Larry Nichols – who further claims that Bill confirmed long-standing rumors that Chelsea’s real dad is Webster Hubbell, Hillary’s former law partner in Little Rock, Ark.! As Hillary prepares to announce whether she’ll seek the 2016 presidential nomination, the “love child” scandal centering on 34-year-old Chelsea – now pregnant with investment banker-husband Marc Mezvinsky, 36 – has been slowly building...
  • Arkansas Republican resigns after saying Clinton could 'get shot'

    06/26/2014 2:35:05 PM PDT · by kingattax · 15 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 6-26-14 | Steve Barnes
    LITTLE ROCK Ark. (Reuters) - An Arkansas Republican official has resigned after telling a magazine former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would "probably get shot" if she returned to the state where she was a lawyer and served as first lady, officials said on Thursday. Clinton, seen as the front runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, is set to return to Arkansas on Friday to sign copies of her new memoir. Her husband was the state's governor for 12 years before winning the White House in 1992. Johnny Rhoda, who was chairman of the Republican Party in the...